Monday, November 30, 2020

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! NORDSTROM DELAYS COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA STORE AMID KANSAS CITY COVID-19 DEPRESSION!!!

The broken local budget and impending municipal financial disaster has devastated the metro economy more so than any crisis since The Great Depression. 

Without stimulus from the Feds, Kansas City is quickly spiraling toward bankruptcy. This budget crisis isn't conjecture and something that even the Wall Street Journal fears

Here's one more example of the local economy shrinking and TKC readers confirmed regarding skepticism surrounding a high end retail project . . . 

"The coronavirus pandemic has further delayed completion of Nordstrom on the Country Club Plaza. The store now is expected to open in fall 2023, according to a Nordstrom spokesperson."

Again, skeptics from our blog community doubt the efficacy of the project altogether as protest, riots and the pandemic have shut down more than two dozens stores in this entertainment district that now serves as a favorite target for activists. 

To wit . . . 

THERE'S NO MORE ANCHOR TENANT ON THE PLAZA AS 2020 LIKELY KILLED ONE OF KANSAS CITY'S LONGEST STANDING ICONIC TOURIST ATTRACTIONS!!!

To be fair, there is hope for revival upon reopen but that isn't coming any time soon and the district will still confront a myriad of problems that persist far beyond the January inauguration. 

Developing . . .

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plaza was fun while it lasted, had a great 78 years.

Anonymous said...

If they're smart, they'll take the loss. No use having protesters try to shut you down when all you want to do is sell some overpriced sweaters.

Cgc said...

New parking lot and more office space would be a better move.

Think about it.

Anonymous said...

You mean people aren't going to risk a beating just to eat at the same cheesecake factory that's in Overland Park?

The Hell you say!

I'm sure a few more Christmas lights will fix all of this.

Anonymous said...

This is racial discrimination. Nordstrom should be forced to open the Plaza store so black people can er, uhm, shop there.

Jeff said...

So, the plaza tearing down every historic building wasn't a good idea? Who would've thunk it?

Anonymous said...

Waiting for welfare in KC. Sounds very typical.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- LIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA DYSFUNCTION (LED)

"Because of the pandemic, city officials asked people to stay home and watch the Plaza lighting on-line or on TV."

versus

KC Chiefs Home Games
1 Thu, Sep 10 vs Houston
4 Mon, Oct 5 vs New England
5 Sun, Oct 11 vs Las Vegas
8 Sun, Nov 1 vs New York
9 Sun, Nov 8 vs Carolina
13 Sun, Dec 6 vs Denver
16 Sun, Dec 27 vs Atlanta

"Kansas City mayor defends allowing fans to attend Chiefs games."
Because everybody knows that you can't transmit a virus in a stadium full of 16,000 people...duh!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^

Ouch.

Anonymous said...

It’s the Loser Trump depression!! You own it, MAGATS!

Clayton Bigsby said...

But Sly James used those bushes as hurdles

Ren said...

I think that using the plaza as a protest staging ground needs to stop. Organizers must realize that they're only hurting other working people who are trying to make a living.

If you don't care about your city, then at least pretend to care about the people you CLAIM to represent.

Anonymous said...

The plaza is a shithole

if nordstrom has any business brains whatsoever they should leverage covid as an excuse as to why they had to recant and back out of the plaza deal

the plaza died a few years ago, it's just flopping around like a headless chicken now

Donovan said...

^^^

Myopic.

Most of you don't really know what's happening here so you should keep your mouths shut.

This is just good bargining strategy.

The Plaza is becoming a business park and this will fit in nicely with more office space and higher end shoppers.

The days of candy stores and movie theaters are over the plaza. They're moving the riff raff out and it should come back even better. But by all means, please sell as cheaply as possible to smarter people. Take that money an run to Lenexa. Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Donovan (11:05), it would be a great fit for the Plaza “business park.” “They” are hardly moving the riff raff out, but rather willing to lease to anyone and any brand. Sort of like Forever 21, the Nike store and the medical pot shop. The Plaza’s chance of coming back even better is about as good as Indian Springs or The Landing.

Anonymous said...

Plaza has turned into another Landing Mall.

Anonymous said...

Nordstrom been looking for a reason to bail so at last the Mayor and the Covid-19 made it all possible.

Anonymous said...


Build That Wall... along Troost.

Anonymous said...

Stick a fork in it.

Anonymous said...


Nordstrom bailed way before the virus they bailed during the riots. No one wants to open a business with ANTIFA and BLM burning everything down. The moron Quinton Lucas doesn't realize people open a business to make a profit not to give away freebies. Worst thing anyone can do is open a business in a slummy democrat run city like Kansas City has become, where the tolerant are only tolerant of crime and murder.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone seriously believe for a moment that Nordstrom was ever going to move to the Plaza? The entire thing started as a tactic when Oak Park's Management tried to increase Nordstrom's lease rate.

Threatening to leave got Oak Park to back down, and then the "retail apocalypse" hit, and since then Nordstrom has been hanging on by their fingernails anyway, and will probably declare bankruptcy and start closing stores after the first of the year.

The entire remodel on the Plaza was a chump play by the Plaza's desperate Management, who are unwilling to admit openly that they've been used as a pawn in this bit of "retail theatre".

Anonymous said...

So, Nordstrom isn't into the Racial/cultural Diversity they promote 24/7 ? Nothing says Racial division more than a company or person that advances or promotes diversity 24 /7, then won't do business or walk in the area of them. It's like one sided censorship on blogs or by the media.

Anonymous said...

Black people ruined the Plaza, WAY, WAY, WAY, before 2020.

Anonymous said...

We don’t need no Nordstrom at the plaza. We need vape shops, tattoo artists, hair weaves and a place where a man can get a 40 of Colt .45 malt liquor.

Charlie Horse said...

Will Nordstrom's be the first Plaza retailer to carry Taliah Waajid's jerry curl creams and custards for black women's hair?

Anonymous said...

I don't know cuck, will you still go down there looking for BBC to service your wife? You still like to clean up the cream pies after Charlie?

Anonymous said...

Quit going to the Plaza years ago when the flash mobs started attacking white people. Wasn't worth the trouble.

Most people like to dine in peace and have a safe walk back to their car.

Black people are very racist; they are brought up to be racist.

Anonymous said...

Did Joe Biden break any more bones yesterday or pee on the carpet again ?

Hope they install outdoor carpet in the White House so Biden's leaky Depends urine stains can be easily cleaned each day.

Anonymous said...

^^They already had them for Donnie the dump.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Q has announced that all bars and restaurants can open around the clock if they become official BLM protest locations.

Anonymous said...

Sure hope the City of Kansas City goes bankrupt and those lazy, fat ass government bureaucrats lose their jobs and fat pensions.

Would serve them right given how they have destroyed small businesses in Kansas City with their Covid shut down rules.

Seriously doubt if Quentin Lucas can understand a Balanced Budget or Income Statement if his life depended on it.

Anonymous said...

It looks like Halls made a good decision pulling out when they did.

Anonymous said...

7:59, take your valium and calm down. The rank-and-file city workers did not order any covid shut down. They are victims of the same just like you are. They are not going to lose their pensions, nor should they. Their pensions are funded through separate accounts that are not part of KCMO general funds. And even if those run dry, there's a PGBC backup.

Anonymous said...

You ever see that picture of Donnie wearing Depends during his WWE appearance?

I wouldn't talk.

Anonymous said...

This is all you BLM which is the brownshirt of the dem party. BLM website took you straight to donate for Big Daddy Joe and sister porn, crack addicted families presidential campaign. I like how BLM has convinced the homeboys to be led by yet another old white jewish man Soros and his soon to be replaced puppet Joe by the camel faced whore. old BLM also in bed with the CCP that believes that all Europeans are devils and africans are monkeys both are nothing more than spare body parts to be harvested when needed. Yes bye nice things and the plaza. KC you reap what you sow.

Anonymous said...

827, you’re right. And it seems that Halls, Saks, etc leaving would have been an indicator that KC/Plaza can’t support a high-end store like JoCo can. I bet between now and 2023, Nordstrom will find an escape clause to get them out of the deal.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Trump. Ruined nearly everything you touched ... except that sweet, sweet hooker twat while the First Lady was home taking care of Barron.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Democrat Party for ruining Kansas City with high taxes, high crime and crumbling infrastructure.

The Party of Destruction.

Anonymous said...

8:33 - Seriously ? PGBC is nearly bankrupt.

The municipal pension plans will have to take a major haircut just like the GM supplier Delphi.

Anonymous said...

If the negroes were contained east of Troost, the Plaza would still be thriving

Anonymous said...

If the negroes were all shipped back to sub-Saharan Africa, the entire World would be a better place!

Oh and they would all be Princes and Princesses in Wakanda too!

Anonymous said...

^^as opposed to what YOU"VE done with your failed life?!?! Bitch, you're here! You lost! You couldn't be a bigger loser. White supremacy my ass! You're the poster child for after-birth abortion. Silly geezer, white trash.

Anonymous said...

No. So they can riot and get free shit

Anonymous said...

It'll be soon enough just like 18th and Vine - empty storefronts with fake store names on signs.